Most Asked Questions

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One of the most enjoyable features of EuroCave wine cabinets, and yet another factor that sets us above our competition, is our state of the art roller-mounted shelving. EuroCave shelving is unique, a pleasure to use and maximises bottle capacity so you will get more wine in a EuroCave wine cabinet than any other.

Our understanding of wine and various bottle shapes and sizes has driven our superior shelving design, and with various shelving options, you can choose which EuroCave shelves you want in your wine cabinet to perfectly suit your collection and particular needs.

Do not settle for heavy, clunky shelving that might damage your labels, or overloaded shelving that is too heavy to open safely. Demand EuroCave perfection and enjoy safe, smooth, effortless viewing and selection of your wine.

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All wine is stored at the same temperature and a single temperature EuroCave model is the same temperature at the top and the bottom inside the unit.

There is up to a 2 degree tolerance either way in the thermostat. This is measuring the air temperature within the cabinet. Over a 1 hour period, for a 1 degree change in air temperature there is a 0.1 degree change in liquid temperature. This is because far more energy is required to change the temperature of liquid as opposed to air. The liquid temperature is remaining virtually constant.

We recommend setting the dial/settings on your cabinet at 14ºC. If set too cold, during warm humid weather, you may experience excessive condensation.

Fill the cabinet from the bottom up, evenly spreading the wine out across all the shelves. Do not leave the bottom half of the cabinet empty as you may see fluctuations on the temperature display even though the bottle temperature remains constant.

If your unit is located in an unheated garage or outhouse, if the ambient temperature is within 4 degrees of the set temperature, the unit will not do anything. You may think it is not working, but it should be fine. You will need to wait for the ambient to get hotter or colder to tell if the unit is functioning well, if you have concerns. Units with a glass door kept in a freezing environment may drop a few degrees internally and this will recover when the ambinet gets above 4-5°C.

If you have a concern, we will need to know the exact temperature displayed on your screen as well as the set temperature.

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Setting up your wine cabinet

Virtually all refrigeration products are driven by a compressor (motor). This motor, compresses the coolant which is a gas, and releases it into the evaporator (cold pipe). It is this expansion of compressed gas that creates cold, following Boyle’s Law, Charles’s Law and Avogadro’s Principle which state that temperature is directly proportional to pressure and volume.

The compressor contains oil, just as your car engine does. As the cooling system is a loop linked to the compressor, when the unit is moved, particularly if it is tilted, the oil can ‘fall’ into the evaporator. If the compressor is run, whilst there is oil in the evaporator, this oil can cause problems/blockages within the evaporator.

All refrigeration products should be left to settle before switching on and the design of the evaporator dictates how long a unit should be left for. EuroCave evaporators are long and thin, running top to bottom within the rear wall, so plenty of time should be left for any oil to drain back into the compressor.

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On unpacking you wine cabinet after delivery, check for any obvious exterior damage (dents, malformation, etc.).

Open the door and check that the inside of the appliance is complete and in good condition (walls, shelves, hinges, control panel, etc.).
In the event of a problem, contact your dealer.

Move your wine cabinet to your selected location. This location should not be a confined space.There should be space to allow air to flow around the cabinet. (not placed in a cupboard, etc.)

  • away from any heat source
  • not too wet (wash room, utility room, bathroom, etc.)
  • be on a flat solid floor
  • have an electrical power supply (standard 13A plug connected to a 30 mA circuit breaker)

Never place your wine cabinet in a location liable to flooding.

Avoid splashing water onto the base of the appliance.

Install the drip tray (which you will find inside your cabinet’s “accessories” box) on the compressor support at the back of the cabinet, locating it under the small pipe protruding from the housing, the lower part of the tank being placed under this pipe.

Take the power lead (which you will find inside your cabinet’s “accessories” box) and connect it to the socket provided at the rear bottom left of the cabinet. Unwind the power supply lead so that it can be accessed and place the appliance leaving about 7 cm space between the wall and the back of your wine cabinet.

Place the power supply lead so that it is not in contact with any of the appliance’s components.

IMPORTANT – Wait 48 hours before switching on to allow the fluids contained in the internal circuits to settle.

Gently incline the wine cabinet backwards in order to adjust the front feet (screw adjustment) so that your wine cabinet stands perfectly level (we recommend using a regular spirit level).

Remove the protective items located inside your wine cabinet.

Install the carbon filter, which you will find inside your cabinet’s “accessories” box, by placing it in the air circulation hole located inside the cabinet on the top left hand side.

N.B.: when moving your wine cabinet, do not incline it more than 45°, and always toward side where the power lead is located.

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Regular Maintenance

Location of the filter in the cabinet

The unit does not know that you have changed the filter. If you have a *59/*83/*92 Filter replacement icon model, an icon will appear on the screen to advise it is time to change the filter.

You may need to remove the top 2 levels of wine. Simply pull out the old filter and push in the new one. Do not use excessive force, or it will be difficult to remove next time. A light tap is sufficient. 1 size fits all cabinets.
The charcoal filter should be changed every 12 – 18 months and be ordered online here or call 1800 733 621

If this is not done, the cabinet may accumulate condensation due to limited air flow or develop mould.


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We recommend you keep the condenser (heat exchanger) clean on the back of Classic and *56 model Compact units and the lower grill on the front of the *59 range. Doing so will minimise your electricity bill, noise and reduce potential service calls. The cleaner the condenser combined with good air flow around the cabinet, the less your wine cabinet needs to operate.

Cleaning the condenser on the back of the classic and older *56 models just requires brushing down the condenser using any type of duster to remove dust on the grid.

Cleaning the condenser on the front of the *59 range wine cabinet requires the removal of the two screws (using the alan key supplied with the unit) that hold the front grill in place, then simply brush/vacuum off any accumulated dust off the mesh covering the condenser.
Compact Plinth
Front grill

Cleaning of the condenser should be done when required, dependent on conditions and location of your wine cabinet.

The cabinet should be disconnected from the mains power supply before cleaning.

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Shelves

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The problem with sliding shelves slipping off the cabinet wall supports or sticking is easily resolved.

  1. Remove the offending shelf from the cabinet (remove the bottles, pull the shelf out to its fullest extent, lift the front of the shelf to 30º from horizontal, lift the shelf clear).
  2. Observe that the platform of the shelf is attached to its runners by 2
    (Comfort/Classic range) or 3 (Compact range) small bolts on each side.
  3. Loosen the bolts (do not fully undo because they will be difficult to replace)
  4. Spread the runner as far from the platform as the small adjustment area permits; expect no more than 1 or 2 mm movement.
  5. Tighten the bolts taking care to prevent the act of tightening drawing the runner back in toward the shelf platform.

Replace shelf on the cabinet supports by slotting the wheels on shelf runner on to the wheels on the support and then sliding the shelf along the support.

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LCD Display/Buttons

Battery for LCD display – SR44(w)/V357 (Duracell code is 357/303 you will see this on the Duracell packaging). Remove display by it’s edges with your fingers or blunt knife. Do not pull out too far as wires are attached. Remove black backing disk with a 5p piece and replace battery. A paper clip will help you pop out the old battery. Replace display, having carefully replaced backing disk. Do not lose the backing disk, we cannot replace it.

Do not buy LR44. SR44 battery also known as GPS76E. If your unit is pre-2003 and you replace the battery and the display still does not function, you may need a D357. This is a nearly identical battery only slightly thicker.

Available from most high street electrical shops and many on-line retailers.

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LightsUnits from 2005 – 2008. There is a visual warning built into the cabinet to warn of fluctuating current which operates only when the lights are set to “lights ON only when door is open”. If the unit is sharing a spur or on a circuit with other appliances those appliances can drain power for a moment making the cabinet think that there may be a power cut. The lights will blink.

If you would like to alter this – change the setting to “lights OFF all the time” or “lights ON all the time”. Leaving the lights on all the time is the most aesthetically pleasing. The lights are UV free and cold so it is fine to leave them on all the time. Light settings can be accessed by holding down the ( – ) button until ECL is displayed. Press the ( + ) button to change the setting

If your display shows the characters U1E, a diode has been damaged inside the control panel. This can happen as a result of a power surge following a power cut or as a result of a EuroCave product sharing a socket or extension cable with another appliance. If you have electricians working on your home, ensure the EuroCave is switched off in advance of their work.

The control panel will need to be replaced. Please send us your details here explaining that your display shows U1E.

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When changing the charcoal filter you need to reset the filter icon.

Pre 2010 *83/*59 model control panels

Control Panel

To reset the filter replacement icon Filter replacement icon press and hold the (-) button until ECL is displayed, (for multi-temperature models, use the right hand set of buttons). Then, briefly press ‘SET’ once displaying characters containing either ‘bL n’ or ‘LU’. Briefly press ‘SET’ again. Then briefly press, the On/Off Power button (below ‘SET’). The screen will return to the temperature display after a few seconds.

2010/2011 model control panels

Control Panel

Once the charcoal filter has been changed, press and hold down the Filter Icon key. The filter icon will be flashing and the count down appears. Press the (+) key to reset the count down. Confirm by pressing the Filter Icon key.

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This only need be pressed when consulting with us on a potential temperature problem.

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This only need be pressed when consulting with us on a potential temperature problem.

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Temperature/Humidity/Condensation

All wine is stored at the same temperature and a single temperature EuroCave model is the same temperature at the top and the bottom inside the unit.

There is up to a 2 degree tolerance either way in the thermostat. This is measuring the air temperature within the cabinet. Over a 1 hour period, for a 1 degree change in air temperature there is a 0.1 degree change in liquid temperature. This is because far more energy is required to change the temperature of liquid as opposed to air. The liquid temperature is remaining virtually constant.

We recommend setting the dial/settings on your cabinet at 14ºC. If set too cold, during warm humid weather, you may experience excessive condensation. (See Info Below)

Fill the cabinet from the bottom up, evenly spreading the wine out across all the shelves. Do not leave the bottom half of the cabinet empty as you may see fluctuations on the temperature display even though the bottle temperature remains constant.

Please see separate note for D283/D183 temperature settings.

If your unit is located in an unheated garage or outhouse, if the ambient temperature is within 4 degrees of the set temperature, the unit will not do anything. You may think it is not working, but it should be fine. You will need to wait for the ambient to get hotter or colder to tell if the unit is functioning well, if you have concerns. Units with a glass door kept in a freezing environment may drop a few degrees internally and this will recover when the ambinet gets above 4-5°C.

If you have a concern, we will need to know the exact temperature displayed on your screen as well as the set temperature.

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The settings must be no more than 5 degrees different, i.e., 6 & 11 or 7 & 12, or 8 & 13. 4 degrees is preferred at factory setting 8/12. If the difference is too great the unit will run too cold and this may not be reflected in the display. In addition you may see a humidity alarm when the humidity is in fact fine.

Use the roof of the chiller box for storage as a last resort. i.e., Utilise the shelves above, first. If using the roof of the chiller box, ensure bottles are not touching the back wall.

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Wine storage requires a minimum of 50% humidity to preserve cork integrity during months or years of storage. Should you be experiencing humidity alarms in your D*83 wine cabinet please ensure the following:

  1. To resolve the problem, please ensure the temperature settings are 8 in the chiller and 12 in the main body. After which they should be no more than 4 degrees apart. 7&11 etc.
  2. If you have a the humidity cylinder (Hygro++) locate it on a shelf in the upper third of the cabinet. If you are experiencing problems and do not have Hygro++, please contact us by telephone or email. Hygro++ was only supplied with units during 2007-2008.
  3. Please ensure the bottles are evenly distributed throughout the cabinet, top to bottom. Please ensure the bottles stacked on the roof of the chiller unit do not touch the back wall above the chiller box. You may need to layout your shelves differently to achieve this.
  4. Check the door seal and drainage as per our information (found under “Excessive Condensation / Water” in FAQ below)

Hygro++ in situ on a sliding shelf.

Hygro++ in situ on a sliding shelf

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Humidity is only relevant to cork integrity over many months and years.

The humidity sensor takes a reading every 2 seconds. Every 50 seconds, it takes an average. Then over the next fifty seconds it takes an average of the new readings and the previous average reading. The unit only takes readings when the compressor is NOT running. The colder the unit, the lower the humidity. The ambient of the room that the unit is in, affects the %, as does the number of times you open the door and the length of time the door is open for. When you open the door, the sensor reads the ambient humidity. In addition the air entering the unit via the filter will affect the readings. The unit guarantees a minimum of 50%. You cannot set the % of your choice. As long as humidity is above 50%, cork integrity remains.

It can take up to 3 months to generate more accurate readings.

If you have excess water in the base of your unit, please mop it up with a towel. If you have done this once already and the water returns, please read Excessive Condensation / Water (below)

If your unit is flashing the % symbol, indicating and showing humidity below 50%, first add 1 small cup of water to the base of the unit, onto the clay balls. Close the door and leave it for 24 hours.

If the icon remains a few days later, please contact us.

If the unit is set below 10 or above 15, hygrometry monitoring is disabled. The % humidity display will be blank.

This is due to the fact that the unit is not set at an ideal cellar temperature, so humidity becomes irrelevant.

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There are 3 warning displays on a V101/V166/V266 in the rare event there is a temperature problem.

E1 : malfunction of the temperature sensor.
LO 1 : low temperature alarm in progress.
HI 1 : high temperature alarm in progress.

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EuroCave cabinets collect moisture from the air we breathe.
The walls of your unit are designed to be damp.
Water from the air condenses onto cold surfaces.
If you are experiencing excessive condensation, please check the following:

  1. Is the ambient humidity of the room in which the unit is located high, such as in a kitchen?
  2. Press the + button if you have it, to determine your humidity level. (only works when set between 10-14).
  3. Is the cabinet physically level?
  4. Is the temperature set below 12 degrees? Please set to 13 for longer term wine storage.
  5. Is the drainage channel clear? (not applicable to V292/5290)
  6. Is the unit located in a recently plastered area?
  7. If the unit is new, have you checked your charcoal filter is in place. If the unit is more than 1 year old have you changed the charcoal filter? (See FAQ Above)
  8. Have you checked that the magnetic door seal’s integrity is intact all the way round the door? Gaps will allow excess air into the cabinet
  9. Ensure there is no packaging at all in the unit. No tissue paper, no cardboard packaging or wooden boxes. These retain water.
  10. In a professional environment, if you are restocking the unit and need the door to be open for an extended period, switch off the unit.  Then stock/load the unit and switch back on.
  11. If the unit is not in a particularly dry environment, please pull out the extended drainage straw (thin black pipe) from the drainage channel.

The more often you open the door, the more you are introducing humid air into the cabinet. The colder the cabinet is set, the more it will condensate out the humidity.

Please dry your cabinet with a towel then ensure the cabinet is level, check the drainage channel is clear and set the storage area of your unit above 12. The ideal setting for a D model cabinet is 8 and 12.

[image] drainage channel

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Place drip tray deep end first. Applicable to units manufactured before 2011.

The drip tray is installed and glued in place by the factory on units manufactured after February 2011.

You do not need to empty the drip tray. The heat from the compressor evaporates the water.

Placement of drip tray

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Power/dB levels

The INOA generates between 44-50dB subject to the cooling level.

Classic cabinets generate 38dB(A) and Compact models generate 38dB except the 059 which generates 42dB(A).

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A V283 large Classic cabinet consumes c. 130W when running = 0.9kWh/24hr = £30/year at current electricity rate, when set at 12ºC – 13ºC located in a 20ºC – 25ºC ambient. The heat emission is 160 thermal watts per cycle under the same conditions.

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Miscellaneous

Cabinet Serial Number Sticker

Open the door of your unit. The sticker is located on the base of the inside right hand wall at the front. For 2 and 3 temperature models (D or E models) the sticker is in the fridge compartment.

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Please do not worry about your wine. The purpose of a single temperature wine cabinet is to protect and mature your wine over many months and years.

Unless the wine cabinet is in an environment over 30ºC, or kept in a freezing building during winter; no harm can come to the wine over a period of weeks.

Fine wine is shipped around the world in all sorts of conditions and even in the wine section of luxury department stores, bottles of wine worth in excess of a few hundred pounds per bottle are sitting out in a shop environment. If warm rooms and varying temperatures were an issue over the short term, no one would buy wine from a shop.

Wine is far more robust that people assume. It is only the extremes of temperature, or significant fluctuations over many months that may cause an issue.

Your wine is quite safe in a Eurocave even when it is switched off. It is naturally a cool constant box.

Further reading Temperature and wine storage: an introduction by Jamie Goode

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Do not leave your cabinet ON if it is empty. The cabinet is trying to constantly cool fresh warm air which it cannot do. Bottles are needed to trap the cold.

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There is no problem storing your wine cabinet over time. Simply following these guidelines: – turn the wine cabinet OFF and disconnect the power cord.
– remove all the wine bottles from the wine cabinet.
– remove the humidity cassette if there is one.
– take filter out to allow more air into the unit.
– clean the shelves and compartments.
– clean the water tank at the bottom in the wine cabinet.
– clean the drain pipe.
– empty the water tank at the back and to clean it.
– give it a good clean and vacuum around rear compressor and coils.
– ensure the door is left slightly open to aid ventilation.
– don’t leave anything stuck on the rubber seals, over years this can make a permanent impression.
– tape (non marking) something (small ruler or similar) to top of unit and door to keep it open.
– store the wine cabinet in a room with normal ambient temperature and humidity.
– do not store the wine cabinet tilted.
– do not store anything on the top of the wine cabinet (it can deform the wine cabinet).

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If the cabinet is transported, it must be empty of wine and shelves (you may leave the runners attached to the cabinet wall).

It MUST be kept upright during vehicular transport. Never lie it down on its side or back.

We suggest locking the door and keeping the keys safe. If you wish to carry the unit a short distance or up/down stairs, you may tilt the unit to the right when facing the unit. Do not tilt it backwards or to the left.

To be clear, only the right side of the unit should face the stairs or floor.

It must then be left to stand for 48 hours before switching back on, for the oil in the compressor to re-settle.

Shelves and wine should be replaced whilst the unit is off and in its new location.

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Although rare, a wine cabinet consists of a motor and other fitted parts. Please read below to identify possible sources of noise.

  1. *83/*64 models only. Loose drip tray. Slightly pushing cabinet backwards from the front at the top (door closed)stops or changes the noise. To remedy, simply press drip tray back into place next to compressor. Incorrect drip tray placement.
  2. *59 Compact models only. Front lower fan making a rattle or knocking sound. Clean front grill every 6 months. The lower fan makes a gentle fan sound when running, this is normal.
  3. *83/*59 models. Loose internal fan. Noise stops when door is open. Restarts when door is closed.
  4. Heat exchanger is pressing against back panel. Gently press or pull grill to isolate noise.
  5. Noisy compressor. A distinctly loud fridge sound. Please contact us.

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Introducing a heat source such as underfloor heating or a radiator in close proximity to a wine cabinet will increase the amount of time the unit runs for and reduce the consistency of the internal temperature.

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WineArt

Correct and incorrect bottle position

Ensure the bottle is placed completely in the centre of the storage compartment.

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Maximum and minimum bottle heights

Minimum and maximum bottle heights that can be vacuum sealed in the WineArt:

minimum height: 292mm
maximum height: 336mm

There are over 300 different bottle sizes and shapes generally in use for wine. The 80:20 rule generally applies, in that 80% of the market uses about 20% of the sizes and shapes available.

Nevertheless, the WineArt is designed for the most popular bottle sizes and shapes. Certain oversized/unusual bottles may not be vacuum sealed. They can still be held at the right temperature inside the chamber.

Please note the height restrictions above and also note that the WineArt cannot work with Alsace flute bottles (due to the taper of the neck), or the odd screwcap bottle with larger than standard openings (again few and far between).

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Integrating or Building in Wine Cabinets

Is there a product code for the additional higher feet?

Or does the cabinet come with adjustable feet? Inspiration wine cabinets come with adjustable feet except for the XS model.

Are the 2 fillers delivered with the wine cabinet?

YES.

How many bottles can be placed on the wine service shelf?

11 bottles.

How is the unit fitted depending on an integrated/ built in installation?

The only adaptation you must do is the adjustment of the front bottom strip > The strip with the air outlet.

  • When integrated (inside a kitchen cabinet): The bottom strip must be aligned with the door. So, no need to move it. The product is delivered in the right position.
  • When built in (between 2 kitchen cabinets. Most often on the floor): The bottom strip must be moved back (it slides) and aligned with the appliance and the kitchen skirting All details are on the installation diagrams, the quick start, the IFU and the 3D video tutorials (EuroCave YouTube page + EuroCave website).

What is the size of the standard door of the inspiration?

All details are on the installation diagrams, the quick start, the IFU and the 3D video tutorials (EuroCave YouTube page + EuroCave website).

Is a ventilation cut out required to allow air circulation?

Not necessary for Inspiration. However, in the case of a built in installation, the upper and lower strips must not be blocked by the skirting board nor by an aesthetic filler. It is through these 2 zones that the air circulates around the wine cabinet.

Can skirting board be attached to the lower strip? Do we need a ventilation grid under the cabinet?

The skirting needs to be below the lower strip. You cannot obstruct the adjustable bottom part. A grid is not necessary.

How can I open an Inspiration door knowing that there is no handle on the front?

You can open the door of Inspiration wine cabinets from the top and from the side.

Does the cabinet need to be fully integrated or is it possible to only cover the sides for example?

The Inspiration models need to be fully covered, whether integrated or built in, as the top is not aesthetic. The Inspiration cabinets are not designed for stand alone installations.

How is a decorative panel fixed on a technical door?

It is very easy. Details are in the IFU. You just need screws to the panel (screws provided).

I want to hide the control panel. Can I cover it?

No, you can’t. Neither the conception nor its design will allow you to hide the control panel. First, a decorative panel would clash with the control board. Second, we cannot hide the aeration holes around the control board if we want to control the air circulation and guarantee the performances we announce (energy consumption, temperatures, acoustic level).

Can the feet be removed from Inspiration?

No, you absolutely need them to protect the underside of the cabinet (the part supporting the compressor and fans).

On the installation guide, it is indicated to cut the bottom part of the filler by 38mm; there is a marking on the filler.

a) The filler material is pre-lacquered aluminum – how do you cut it?
You must use a hacksaw.

b) For what reason do we need to remove 38mm?
The Bottom end of both fillers must be removed when the unit is in “built -in version” as in this case the bottom front panel is pushed forwarded to manage kick plate space.

Is the door reversible?

Yes, the doors on Inspiration wine cabinet are reversible. All the instructions can be found in the instruction for use. Do not hesitate to contact your EuroCave vendor.

I want to fix a decorative panel on my technical door (glass or solid technical door). What are the maximum thickness and weight authorized?

The maximum thickness recommended for the panel is 20mm and 12Kg for the weight.

Can I place 2 Inspiration wine cabinets side by side?

Yes, you can if you have a solid separation between both (not provided by EC). The solid separation allows to correctly fix both wine cabinets.

Do I need to remove the wine cabinet from its location for maintenance?

It will depend on the type of maintenance. For the usual yearly maintenance, no. For a technical issue on the cooling system or on the electronic control panel, yes. Of course, such a maintenance must be carried out by a qualified technician recommended by EuroCave.

After buying my wine cabinet can I change the door?

Yes, you can change of door. No particular condition except if the wine cabinet is integrated (not built-in) and if you want to change for a technical door. In this case you need to remove the fillers and replace it by 4 brackets, delivered with the door.

How can I clean my stainless steel finishing?

We recommend that you use water and a neutral liquid soap. Ensure that the soap does not contain grains which could scratch the surface. The solution must be applied with a soft cloth. Rub the surface, following the stainless steel brushing direction.

Can we change the color of the lighting to match the lighting of the other kitchen appliances?

No, we cannot change the color of the lighting. EuroCave uses an amber lighting because we know that it does not damage the wine, unlike white or blue LED. FAQ_EuroCave wine cabinet_INSPIRATION range 2018

Is it possible to remove/ not use the fillers when installing Inspiration wine cabinet?

  • NO when built-in in the standard width of kitchen furniture. The fillers allow to fill in the gap between the wine cabinet and the side kitchen furnitures and allow to fix correctly the wine cabinet in its place.
  • YES, when flush-fitted in a furniture. But note the consequences: 1- the opening of the door could be done only from the top. No more on the side. 2- the front view of the funriture won’t be recovered. 3- the wine cabinet won’t be correctly fixed in the furniture. Unless you use the 4 mounting brackets delivered with the technical doors or you order some, separately, available in the accessories (Code PINSPT ACCESS). FAQ_EuroCave wine cabinet_INSPIRATION range 2018

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Inoa Wine Cellar Conditioner

EuroCave Inoa Conditioners can transform any type of correctly insulated room into a functioning wine cellar. By continuously circulating cold air around the bottles it maintains the perfect cellar environment. The INOA heats as well as cools. The volume of the cellar must be more than 10m3

Cellar Conditioners are sold on a supply only basis.

1. Technical Specifications and detailed information

Cellar Conditioners – Technical Details

To be installed into a fully insulated room, material to have an insulation R coefficient greater than 2.66.

Cellar Conditioner

Heat loss is normally measured by the thermal transmittance or U value, usually expressed in W/m2K. In its most basic terms, the lower the U value, the greater the thermal insulation. We require U value less than 0.35.

The U value is the material’s thermal conductivity (for example 0.021 W/mk) divided by the thickness (100mm thickness = 0.1 for the calculation). The thermal conductivity is stated on the product page of an insulation manufacturer’s website and product information documents.

You can then convert any room into a real wine cellar.

You can achieve equal to or greater than the required insulation (as described on our information sheet) using a variety of insulation materials. The materials should be plastics based and water resistant. Mineral wool is not suitable. The insulation should be installed on top of a damp course membrane. Suitable insulation materials of an appropriate thickness include: high-density polystyrene, Celotex, Super-trioso, Kingspan, Xtra-therm or Cellecta Yelofoam. Other costs you may incur include timber, plasterboard, brick, various consumables and the cost of the contractor.

The EuroCave range of Cellar Conditioners enables you to regulate any space from 10m³ up to 50m³ (cubic metres) in size and so provide yourself with a cellar that will keep well over 1,000 bottles in an ideal climate controlled environment, reproducing a traditional underground cellar.

Discreet and quiet (when circulating fan is running). Louder noise is generated when actively cooling, though this remains one of the quietest products on the market of its type.

  • Constant temperature 10ºC – 14ºC
  • Constant humidity above 50%
  • Easy to use
  • Discreet and quiet

The quoted conditioning abilities of EuroCave Cellar conditioners are given on the basis of installation to a fully heat insulated area.

Technical Details

Inoa 25Inoa 50
Dimensions in mmW385 x D322 x H1250W385 x D322 x H1250
Power Supply230V / 50 Hz230V / 50 Hz
Sample Volumeup to 25 m3 *up to 50 m3 *
Cooling Capacity600 W1200 W
Weight KG43 Kg46 Kg
Electrical Power W550 W800 W
Heating Resistance650 W650 W
Start up.16 amps20 amps
Running.3.5 amps4.9 amps
Refrigerant (CFC)R134a (without CFCs)R134a (without CFCs)
External Temp-5°C to 35°C-5°C to 35°C

The Inoa generates 44dBA minimum to 65dBA maximum of noise measured at a distance of one metre.

* in a room perfectly insulated to our specification
The above details are based on an inside temperature of 12°C and outside temperature of above 25ºC

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Having fitted a cellar conditioner – should the temperature in the cellar not be low enough, or the unit is venting hot air constantly, please call us to discuss. 99% of the time, the reason is that the cellar has not been insulated to the specification required for the unit to work adequately. Each wall, floor AND ceiling MUST be insulated to our specification, with an R value greater than 2.66 U less than 0.35. E.g., 6ft of concrete all around, underground, is NOT sufficient. The cellar will still be affected by the ambient temperature (the weather and earth) outside the building.

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At least twice a year dust and clean the condenser and inside the exchanger fins. You just need to use a brush or a vacuum cleaner.

  1. Unplug the unit.
  2. Undo the four screws holding the front panel and remove it.
  3. Clean the condenser and inside the exchanger fins.
  4. Replace the front panel and the four screws.
  5. Plug in the unit.
Diagram - Cleaning the INOA

If this guide hasn’t assisted you to fix the problem with your EuroCave then click here to request an engineer call.

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Can I install a conditioner myself?
Cellar conditioners need to be installed by professional contractors such as a builder.  An electrician will be required to either hard wire the unit or attach a plug so you can simply plug it in to a powerpoint.  EuroCave Australia is happy to discuss requirements with your contractor.

What is the most amount of space that I can place the conditioning unit in so that it performs optimally?
The INOA 25 Cellar Conditioner will climate control up to 25m3 cubic metres of space.  It’s ok if your space is small than this – the unit simply works more efficiently. The INOA 50 Cellar Conditioner will climate control up to 50m3 cubic metres. If your space is larger than this, you may need more than one unit.

What else do I need to do to the space that I am turning into a cellar to ensure the conditioner can work optimally?
Insulation is crucial to the operation of your cellar conditioner. We encourage you to contact us for expert advice.

Can EuroCave Australia offer assistance with other areas of building a wine cellar?
Yes, EuroCave Australia can offer you a complete solution for building a professional cellar that is both insulated and climate controlled from design through to construction.

Why would you recommend the EuroCave conditioners over others in the market?

5 Advantages of EuroCave Cellar Conditioners:

1. The quietest cellar conditioner on the market
Its system automatically adjusts speeds to ambient temperature conditions and, combined with the use of particularly quiet fans, allows the conditioner to operate very discreetly.

2. A single appliance, incomparably easy to install
As a single appliance, slot into a wall cavity using the supplied metallic mounting frame and simply plug into a power point.

3. Remote control temperature regulation system
Extreme temperatures and especially fluctuations in temperature will damage your wine.  Interestingly, it is not uncommon for homes or home cellars to vary in temperature by up to 10 degrees within a year. The INOA’s high performance temperature regulations system is therefore essential.

4. A naturally preserved level of humidity
Low air humidity can eventually dry out corks and result in bottle leakage. Conventional refrigeration and air conditioning is unsuitable for premium wine cellaring because it reduces humidity. Too much moisture on the other hand (often the case in some underground cellars) can spoil labels. The INOA’s unique patented technology keeps the relative level of humidity above 50% so the level of humidity is ideal.

5. Energy-saving technology
Insulation between the condenser and the evaporator minimises any exchange between the hot and cold sections of the appliance, which means the compressor is used less frequently thus favouring energy efficiency.

What do I do if something goes wrong with my unit?
EuroCave cellar conditioners are sold in over 80 countries worldwide and have an enviable reputation so firstly it’s unlikely you will have a problem.  If you do encounter a problem or require a service visit, simply call us directly on 1800 733 621 and we will assist. MacPhees is the official distributor for EuroCave in Australia and has the full technical support of EuroCave – the world leaders in wine preservation.

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Humidor

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